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Physics and Business Management

Course Description

A unique interdisciplinary Professional Masters degree that offers the opportunity to develop both high level physics competencies and key business management skills simultaneously.

Course Overview

This course is for graduates in Physics or related physical science subjects, with an aspiration to become senior managers in global companies or entrepreneurs, where understanding technology and the ability to manage innovation in business are key to success. It combines a core set of Business Management modules with a selected range of optional Physics modules, allowing the programme to be tailored to suit individual requirements. A unique feature of the programme is that the Physics and Business Management elements are integrated and not studied in isolation of each other. A large research project forms the capstone for the programme bringing together the business and scientific elements to solve a business-specified problem.

Course Content

The course is delivered using a mixture of learning and teaching styles. Problem based learning and project work allow you to gain hands-on experience, investigating and applying topics from your lectures and seminars to real-life situations. You will also have access to specialist laboratories which are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The research project will be carried out in conjunction with industry and will bring together both business and scientific elements to solve a business-specified problem.

You will gain the most up to date knowledge from academic staff working at the forefront of science and business, carrying out internationally excellent research at the leading edge of their subject area. You will work in an active, interdisciplinary environment, with researchers from physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering and business backgrounds, providing you with the skills to actively contribute in a diverse range of business climates. You will receive sector specific training to suit your own career objectives and be given the guidance to apply your knowledge by experts from both the business and science communities.

Entry Requirements

You will need a 2:1 first degree or equivalent, in physics or a related physical science (in most cases). A 2:2 degree with significant industrial experience may also be considered.

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification to the standard of;

- IELTS 6.5 average, with no score lower than 6.0

- IBT TOEFL score (internet-based test) of at least 92 overall with at least 21 in
listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking, and 22 in writing


Visit the Physics and Business Management page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles

Dean's International Postgraduate Masters Scholarships - 10 Awards

These awards are competitive, based on high achievement.

Value of Scholarship(s)



There are up to 10 partial-fee scholarships available worth £2,000 each. These awards are open to international candidates who have been accepted for admission onto this full-time MSc programme in the School, and who are eligible to pay tuition fees at the full international rate.

Application Procedure

Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for these awards at the time of application, so you don’t need to complete an application form.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A first or higher second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent, in a physics or a related physical science. If English is not your first language, you will be required to produce evidence of a language qualification, such as; IELTS (6.5), IBT TOEFL (92 overall) or PTE (64 overall).

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